This county has been happily pressing Somerset apples and producing wonderful cider for as long as anyone can remember. But tonight I guarantee there will be glasses raised to the Right Honourable Rishi Sunak, MP who has topped off his generous budget with some extremely helpful tax incentives for our cider industry – including a bonus for drinkers themselves!
For once the tax take on a glass of the golden nectar is coming down.
So please don’t overdo it at your local, but spare a kindly thought for the man with the nation’s purse strings to look after.
Today he produced an optimistic forecast for the whole economy and some welcome news for millions of businesses and individuals – click here for a detailed summary of all the main points